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May, Peter 1951-

Works: 106 works in 1,096 publications in 16 languages and 25,952 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Action and adventure fiction  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Psychological fiction  Detective and mystery stories, English  Novels 
Roles: Author, Director, Creator, Film editor
Classifications: PR6063.A884, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Peter May
Most widely held works by Peter May
The black house : a novel by Peter May( Book )

80 editions published between 2009 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 2,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a grisly murder occurs on a Scottish island, Edinburgh detective Fin Macleod must confront his past if he is ever going to discover if the killing has a connection to another one that took place on the mainland
The Lewis Man by Peter May( Book )

68 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 1,924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fin Macleod returns to the outer Hebridean island of his youth to make amends and restore his parents' cottage before investigating a death involving family secrets and a sinister adversary
The chessmen by Peter May( Book )

48 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sequel to: The Lewis man
Coffin road by Peter May( Book )

32 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, a man washes up on a deserted beach with no knowledge of who he is or how he got there, while homicide detective George Gunn makes the ocean crossing to a remote lighthouse on a rock in the North Atlantic to investigate a brutal murder.--
Entry Island by Peter May( Book )

47 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a murder rocks the isolated community of Entry Island, insomniac homicide detective Sime Mackenzie boards a light aircraft at St. Hubert airfield bound for the small, scattered chain of Madeline Islands, in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, as part of an eight-officer investigation team from Montréal
Extraordinary people by Peter May( Book )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What has happened to Jacques Gaillard? The brilliant teacher who trained some of France's best and brightest as future Prime Ministers and Presidents at the École Nationale d'Administration vanished ten years ago, presumably from Paris. Talk about your cold case. The mystery inspires a bet, one that Enzo Macleod, a biologist teaching in Toulouse instead of pursuing a brilliant career in forensics back home in Scotland, can ill afford to lose. The wager is that Enzo can find out what happened to Jacques Guillard by applying new science to an old case."--Jacket
Blacklight blue by Peter May( Book )

36 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning an investigation into a third cold case described in a book by Parisian journalist Roger Raffin, Scottish scholar and amateur detective Enzo MacLeod finds himself confronting a diagnosis of a terminal illness and attacks by someone out to frame him for murder
The critic by Peter May( Book )

45 editions published between 2007 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gil Petty, the world's leading wine critic, vanishes during a tasting tour of the wine region of Gaillac. Scottish exile and former forensics expert Enzo Macleod takes on the cold case
Runaway by Peter May( Book )

28 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glasgow, 2015. Jack Mackay dares not look back on a life of failure and mediocrity. The heavy-hearted sixty-seven-year-old is still haunted by what might have been. His recollections of the terrible events that befell him and his friends some fifty years earlier, and how he did not act when it mattered most is a memory he has tried to escape his entire adult life. London, 2015. A man lies dead in a one-room flat. His killer looks on, remorseless. What started with five teenagers following a dream five decades before has been transformed over the intervening decades into a waking nightmare that might just consume them all
Freeze frame by Peter May( Book )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forensics expert Enzo Macleod heads to a tiny island off the coast of Brittany to solve a decades-old murder and encounters hostility from the locals, a suspect who has already been acquited of the killing, and a crime scene frozen in time
The killing room by Peter May( Book )

41 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the mutilated and dismembered bodies of 18 women are discovered in Shanghai, Detective Li Yan is sent to establish if the corpses relate to an unsolved murder in Beijing. What she finds is the most horrifying catalogue of killings ever uncovered
Chinese whispers by Peter May( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The media and the terror-stricken public are demanding the arrest of the Beijing Ripper and Li Yan, the head of Beijing's serious crime squad, has been put in the spotlight. American pathologist Margaret Campbell is invited to perform an autopsy on one of the victims and her results send shockwaves through the investigation. Then Li begins receiving personal letters from the killer, and his life and career start falling apart
The firemaker by Peter May( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Desperate to escape her life in America, Chicago forensic pathologist Margaret Campbell accepts an invitation to teach at the Beijing police university, and finds herself in the midst of an investigation that could prove disastrous
The fourth sacrifice by Peter May( Book )

41 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Margaret Campbell had finally decided to leave Beijing---and the man she loved---and return home to the States. She had first come to Beijing to conduct a seminar on her specialty, forensic pathology, for the city's police. The invitation turned out to ask for more than she expected; she was thrust into the search for a murderer. This was how she met and came to fall in love with the Beijing police detective Li Yan. Although they began as enemies, the attraction between them was overwhelming---until personal tragedies pulled them apart. Now the police need an answer to a series of gruesome murders. Four men have been killed; the first three were Chinese and the fourth man was born in China but became an American in his youth. All were victims of what looks like ritual sacrifices. The U.S. ambassador practically forces Margaret to work once more with Li Yan. She buries her pain and turns to a new admirer for her free time---an American archaeologist who is making a television documentary. As Margaret and Li Yan investigate, they come closer and closer to finding the truth behind the killer's executions. They also come closer to a killer who will sacrifice anyone to conceal a secret. This second in the China Thriller series is another testament to Peter May's ability to write captivating characters that move stealthily through Beijing's vibrant and dangerous setting
The runner by Peter May( Book )

33 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this fifth China Thriller, Chinese detective Li Yan and American pathologist Margaret Campbell are back in Beijing confronting a sinister sequence of murders which threatens to destroy the future of international athletics
I'll keep you safe by Peter May( Book )

13 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thriller that alternates between the glamorous fashion world of Paris and the rugged beauty of the Isle of Harris in the Scottish Hebrides. When a fabric entrepreneur is killed in a car explosion in Paris, Niamh, his wife and business partner, becomes the prime suspect. The Parisian police continue to hound her when she returns to Harris to bury her husband's remains. After an attempt is made on her life, Niamh has to wonder if the motive is simply money, or something far more personal
Cast iron by Peter May( Book )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Peter May's new thriller--the red-hot finale to the cold-case Enzo Files"--
Snakehead by Peter May( Book )

32 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fourth of Peter May's acclaimed China thrillers, American pathologist Margaret Campbell finds herself back on home soil, only to be faced by a truck full of dead Chinese and an unavoidable confrontation with her past
Blowback by Peter May( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a tiny island off the coast of Brittany in France, Enzo must confront the hostility of locals who have no desire to see a cold-case murder back in the headlines
Virtually dead by Peter May( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and French and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staggering under the grief and financial burden left by his recently deceased wife, crime-scene photographer Michael Kapinsky enters a virtual world called Second Life to participate in a new kind of group therapy, but once there, his persona, Chas Chesnokov, uncovers a series of killings and a financial scam that is netting a murderer millions of dollars
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Alternative Names
Peter May Brits journalist

Peter May May, Peter, 20.12.1951-

Peter May Producent, scenarzysta filmowy.

Peter May schottischer Schriftsteller

Peter May scrittore e giornalista scozzese

Peter May skotský novinář, scenárista a spisovatel

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